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in war in afghanistan and iraq. from the president's point of view, he wanted to narrow the focus, talk about al qaeda, defeat al qaeda. the crowning achievement killing osama bin laden. the nation building work in afghanistan is frankly something that became too difficult, too entrenched for the american people to keep up with. we are there longer than the soviets were there. i think there's a recognition that that job was simply too difficult, the notion that we were going to turn around the government, really be able to rebuild the country. there is a phrase that general petreas used, was iraq good enough and now is iraq good enough, safe enough, stable enough so u.s. forces can come home? >> when you look it at the positions between president obama and mitt romney, is there a lot of daylight in their views of the policy regarding afghanistan? >> frankly, there's not. romney will criticize the president for announcing a firm deadline for 0 withdrawal of u.s. forces. it's long been thought by republicans that doing so would allow the taliban, particularly the taliban that's holed up i
. >> reporter: scott winkler a u.s. army vet was injured in iraq. >> we're no different than anyone else. >> reporter: former u.s. army airborne has this advice. >> get up. life is too short to lay down. go get it. >> reporter: a message that everyone, regardless of ability can embrace. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >> great story to end on on a tuesday night. thank you for being here with us. we're back on in prime time tonight with the big speeches of the evening. our coverage begins at 10:00 eastern 7:00 pacific. i'm brian williams, we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening, and we hev
, particularly from the obama campaign, lashing out at him for not mentioning the troops that are in iraq. now, the romney campaign has pushed back and said that the candidates met with the american legion on wednesday, just a day before his speech. the other big speech from the republican national convention, you've been talking about it already this morning, lester, of course that speech that was given by 82-year-old acting icon clint eastwood, when he gave a performance, essentially interviewing an empty chair that was meant to represent president obama. a lot of people called that performance bizarre, but the romney campaign defended it yesterday. they said the fact that he brought up the high unemployment rate, the fact that he called for a change in leadership made the speech worthwhile. and lester, they also said that the candidate himself felt that the speech was amusing. right now, political analysts watching to see if romney will get any type of a bump on the heels of the rnc. lester? >> kristen welker, thank you so much. ed rendell is the former chairman of the democratic national c
in iraq and afghanistan. 41 years old, woods was a father to due teenage boys, his family described him as someone who loved life, loved adrenaline. all four were killed in the line of duty and in duty to their nation. >> this led to fresh jabs on the presidential campaign trail. nbc's peter alexander is here with that part of the story. this is for the first time becoming a major flashpoint between the president and governor romney. >> a largely dormant campaign issue. with the ongoing turmoil in the middle east and the political fallout at home, poet president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to project strength on national security, but less than eight weeks till election day romney, who by the way authored a book titled "no apologies" is making no apologies for his sharp cricism of the president's foreign policy. while in virginia mitt romney toned down his attacks on president obama seeking to project strength in more subtle terms, arguing the president is a weak leader. >> sometimes it seems that we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping events. the world needs americ
look at afghanistan, troubles there, iraq. and what's happening in the sprint. there's a great deal to manage. you do see the romney campaign trying to do more to drive some real differences between how he and president obama would handle foreign policy. i don't think foreign policy will become decisive at the end of the day, but it will become something that comes up frequently. >> already, david. city of foreign policy, going gang style on the today show. i was impressed. >> there's all time to dance to rap when there's an opportunity. >> all right. thanks, dave. don't forget, you can watch meet the press right here on wbal tv at 9. >> i missed it. i can't believe i missed it. if you can't go online, you can google it. the today show crew dancing. >> he's really tall. so, you get set to move. >>> still ahead, the fcc joins us. >>> plus a new book that takes a look at pub lib health and other topics. >>> you can get that video on wbal tv.com. they have all the different breakdowns. >> thank you. >> he was pretty good. he was pretty good. yes. and he has the moves. we'll have the mo
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